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Microsoft: Windows Competitor to iPad Mini Coming Soon

Microsoft: Windows Competitor to iPad Mini Coming Soon | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Microsoft has dropped the first official word that it's working on Windows 8 tablets smaller than 10 inches.
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What is driving the mobilization of learning, what levers can educators and businesses apply to surf the wave?
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Message to My Freshman Students

Message to My Freshman Students | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
First, I am your professor, not your teacher. There is a difference.
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This bit " You need to learn to listen. The kind of listening you need to learn is not passive absorption, like watching TV; it is critical listening. Critical listening means that you are not just hearing but thinking about what you are hearing."

Fine if it is part of your course - one element of the information offer.

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How Mobile Apps Are Learning to Talk to One Another | TEKGROUP International Newsroom

How Mobile Apps Are Learning to Talk to One Another | TEKGROUP International Newsroom | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
The race is on: Apps are learning to talk to one another in a link-poor, balkanized mobile universe.
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Connect this with the evolution of the LMS and we might be getting close to the interoperability that is needed to provide a mash-up interface for learners.

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UK 'biggest online university course' - BBC News

UK 'biggest online university course' - BBC News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
A UK online university service is claiming to have the biggest course, with 360,000 students enrolled.
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This is where we see an appropriate application of the MOOC. MOOC 2.0

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University launches iPad-powered bachelor's program - eCampus News

University launches iPad-powered bachelor's program - eCampus News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Lynn University is launching an iPad-powered online bachelor's degree program, which will be called iLynn.
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Good to see the credentialing of distance and digital degrees. Great to see the cost reflect the additional responsibility these learners take on.

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Report: build, sustain innovation culture - eCampus News

Report: build, sustain innovation culture - eCampus News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Helping schools set up a culture focused on encouraging and bolstering innovation is the focus of a major new report
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Some useful tools here. A good read for education institution leaders.

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A Synthesis of Current Mobile Learning Guidelines and Frameworks

A Synthesis of Current Mobile Learning Guidelines and Frameworks | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
As mobile devices with wireless access become more readily available, learning delivered via mobile devices of all types must be designed to ensure successful learning. This paper addresses three questions related to the design of mobile learning: 1)
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Things have moved since 2011 when this was published. But this remains a useful piece. Most online discussion seems to have degenerated to pithy posts focussed on selling a product or view. It is refreshing to read something with actual information in it.

A pitfall of mobile learning: the decontextualisation of knowledge.

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2015 Mobile Learning Trends Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

2015 Mobile Learning Trends Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
The 2015 Mobile Learning Trends Infographic explores what role mobiles are playing in shaping up the workplace learning scenario.
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Nothing new here - but the story develops

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Are lectures the best way to teach students?

Are lectures the best way to teach students? | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
University lectures are often slated for being boring and poorly attended, but is scrapping them a good idea? Two academics debate the matter
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When the stakes are high and thousands of dollars ride on passing, the deficiencies of lecturing matter. The first post was written by privileged man who loves to recount the joys of learning while recent graduates buff his shoes.

The second contributors understand  - in an impersonal way - that what matters in 2015 is successful completion.

If you want a lecture make sure there is nothing riding on understanding what was said when you sneezed.

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For Education - www.dropthought.com

For Education - www.dropthought.com | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

In-the-moment, anonymous student feedback — now free for instructors.

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Looks great. Will vocational training students use this? If so, instructors seem to be the key to realising benefits in terms of course improvement. How would they deal with difficult comments. 

Great looking app - but so many questions. Anyone using this?

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6 Reasons To Use Prototype in eLearning - eLearning Industry

6 Reasons To Use Prototype in eLearning - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Why eLearning Professionals Should Use Prototype in eLearning. Check 6 Reasons To Use Prototype in eLearning Design and Development process!
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Makes sense as part of an iterative project development approach.

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Google Unveils a Stick That Turns Any Display Into a PC | WIRED

Google Unveils a Stick That Turns Any Display Into a PC | WIRED | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
If you plug the stick into an LCD display or a TV, you can run the sort of software you typically run on a personal computer.
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So what will this do to BYOD?

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Building a successful 21 century education system.

A successful 21st Century Education System needs careful consideration of the support, communications, and learning experiences you provide. With the introduct…
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Key messages - as distance increases learners must take more responsibility for their learning.

- look for the opportunity in risk rather then allow it to control you.

Unfortunately the video and animations are lost when uploading.

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8 Ways to Engage your Learners

8 Ways to Engage your Learners | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Do you struggle to engage your staff through e-learning? Check out the infographic and video below for 8 engagement tips that will leave your learners energised and primed to look at your learning in a different light.
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Good advice if you apply it within your context - one size does not fit all.

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Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results

Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Effect of ban on phones adds up to equivalent of extra week of classes over a pupil’s school year
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Would a ban on Facebook do something similar in higher ed?

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No Challenge For Learning and Development From LinkedIn’s Lynda.com Acquisition - eLearning Industry

No Challenge For Learning and Development From LinkedIn’s Lynda.com Acquisition - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Interesting but not innovative, creative but not challenging, LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda.com changes the traditional learning materials sourcing model.
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This type of acquisition makes people in HR think in two ways. Some fear for their role, others see a transfer of responsibility to the learner. HR may be about negotiating learning pathways and ensuring materials are available. 

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The Learning Management System Evolution | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Learning Management System Evolution | EDUCAUSE.edu | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service (CDS) to better understand how higher education institutions approach learning management systems (LMSs). 

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Interesting evolutions of the LMS. Another more investigative report on the same topic is here.

http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli3035.pdf

 

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Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: Infographic: How to Humanize Your Online Class

Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: Infographic: How to Humanize Your Online Class | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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Great ideas but turning them into engagement can be a real challenge for tutors who have high teaching loads and poor digital communication skills.

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The Growth of Technology Expenses in Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Growth of Technology Expenses in Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
The Growth of Technology Expenses in Education Infographic presents how technology spending in American school districts is growing!
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So, does it slow down at some stage?

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Student Teaching and Learning Consultants: developing conversations about teaching and learning | Jensen | The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change

Student Teaching and Learning Consultants: developing conversations about teaching and learning | Jensen | The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Student Teaching and Learning Consultants: developing conversations about teaching and learning
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Cool research. It is not easy to discuss teaching and learning processes in an equitable and comfortable environment. In our current pressure-cooker teaching environment there is no time for this. Sad really, the teaching and learning is better for it.

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WeVideo for Higher Education | Digital Storytelling for 21st Century

WeVideo for Higher Education | Digital Storytelling for 21st Century | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
WeVideo’s online video solution powers media literacy and other 21st-century skills.
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Looks nice. The barrier is the faculty applying it in good ways. Now the mission becomes one of training the faculty.

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2015 - Higher Education Funding Council for England

2015 - Higher Education Funding Council for England | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

‘Further education colleges have a vital role to play in the development and delivery of high-level technical knowledge and skills, which are a priority for local and national economic growth.

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Agreed that the contribution Colleges make to economic growth is often overlooked. 

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6 Tips To Improve eLearning Course Navigation - eLearning Industry

6 Tips To Improve eLearning Course Navigation - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Wondering how to improve your eLearning Course Navigation? Check the 6 Tips To Improve eLearning Course Navigation
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The best advice here - get learner feedback and be prepared to listen. (I added the bit about being prepared to listen)

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Videos - Pearson Research & Innovation Network

Videos - Pearson Research & Innovation Network | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

Expectations for students and educators have never been higher. Students today must be prepared for a dynamic, global economy—one that calls on people to use data more thoughtfully, think creatively, and work productively in teams. 

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Great visions of the future of education technologies. Worth a surf.

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Digital literacy: the perks and pitfalls of plugged-in students

Digital literacy: the perks and pitfalls of plugged-in students | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers using student data in learning analytics cannot ignore ethical concerns. Plus the latest higher education appointments
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"The ways students interact with their peers and tutors – increasingly a blend of online and face-to-face discussions can present significant difficulties for lecturers.

As well as teaching and learning issues there are issues of how to manage the data that is produced from the student-software interactions.

So, is Education Technology is a broader subject than the teaching and learning environment?

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Tech Trends 2015

Tech Trends 2015 | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
In our sixth annual report, we outline eight trends that could potentially disrupt the way businesses engage their customers, how work gets done, and how markets and industries evolve. Explore the trends below or download a .pdf of the full report.
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From an education institution perspective these are important to understand. Often the business application overwhelms the underlying principles.

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